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3 College Sophomore

Parking: You don't need a car freshman/sophomore year. There are plenty of cabs available too.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I absolutely loved the late fall and winter in Atlanta!! It wasn't too hot, but it wasn't too cold either. It was the perfect temperature. August is another story though, it is extremely hot at the beginning of the school year, but welcome to the South.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls at Emory are good. I wouldn't venture to say that they are wonderful, but they aren't awful either. The food is pretty good, but the options are pretty much the same everyday except for a few variations at some food stations. The reptition is what brings my rating down, after eating similar meals day in and day out, it can get old. But there are also a bunch of different dining halls that can help students vary their meal choices.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I feel the Emory's programs are strong across the board. I am a Political Science and Economics double major and I haven't had difficulty talking with faculty, announcing my major, or finding classes that I am interested in. It has been a very positive experience.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Good Overall – Emory has really great financial aid. They give out a good amount of grant money and they cap loans which is nice. They also award work study jobs but they're competitive so just because you get one in your award one doesn't mean you'll actually get a job... apply early. Also I got less financial aid my second year which I hope will not be an ongoing trend.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Really Safe – I've never felt unsafe on campus. The campus security are pretty relaxed (aka you have to be pretty obnoxious to get in trouble) but they're there if you need them. Just be careful if you go off campus into Atlanta.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Frats throw most of the parties and it's fun to go to some of their other social events but you don't have to be Greek to go to most of them. Guys usually don't have much problems getting into parties (only occasionally). A good amount of students are Greek but since we rush in the spring people have already made friends so nobody cares whether you're Greek or not and it's not cliquey.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Mild, Minus the Summer – It's really hot and humid the first few weeks of school and the pollen can get bad during the spring but we have really mild temperatures for the most of the year so fall and spring are pretty great and winters aren't very cold at all.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Hard, but Good Basics – Emory is known for its academics. That being said, it isn't easy. You have to work, study, and communicate with the professors. My two majors are quite unique to Emory. The Neuroscience department is fantastic. They have so many interesting electives that there is no way you'll be bored. My other major of South Asian Studies has brought me amazing knowledge of the Indian history and culture. Emory also provides many different language courses like Hindi and Tibetan.

4 College Junior

Academics: Very Strong Academic Environment. The professors at Emory are among the brightest minds in the world. Most professors, on top of educating, are pioneering the research of their field. Many great discoveries have been made at Emory.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Process Could Have Been Smoother – Eventually I got the aid that I needed, but there was a lot of red tape to navigate. I wasn't informed that I was missing a document that I was never told about until after I missed the deadline. However, the aid was still rewarded to me, for which I am grateful.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Very Easy to Declare NBB – All you have to do to declare your NBB major (Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology) is to go to the office and fill out a small form asking basic info (GPA, student number...). You then write a paragraph detailing why you want to be an NBB major and your plans for the future. Anyone who wants to declare the major can- its not a selective process. I rather enjoyed declaring my major early...free printing in the NBB office for NBB majors.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: No Problems – There really aren't any safety threats but the campus police are so invisible that if a threat ever did arise, it might be catastrophic.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Oxford Is Officially a Dry Campus – I go to the Oxford Campus of Emory and since 99% of the students here are under 21, we are officially a dry campus. However, like any group of teenagers away from home, people do drink. But it's not very prominent. If you don't drink, no one will make you. And if you do, you'll have friends.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Only Speaking for a Portion of Graduate School – Emory is an academically competitive private university. Especially in a math-science heavy focus such as biostatistics and epidemiology there is a high proportion of Asian students. Overall, there is a diverse group of folks across the programs especially within the Global Health track yet there is a large population of young, white females. Although, I didn't feel it as much among the graduate programs, there is an air of wealth spread through the undergrad campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: Excellent Instruction, Best Opportunities – Emory and CDC offer the best public health experiences while in school. Faculty are most likely collaborating with someone at CDC and when working at CDC they are aware that your classes are your priority. This means that you get a superb applied learning experience without the weight of time balance commitment between school and work.

4 College Junior

Majors: Totally Changed My World – This was the most difficult academic achievement of my life to date but I would do it again in a heartbeat. The amount of knowledge and expertise that is available through the public health program specifically for epidemiology is nearly limitless. Through networking and hard work, you can work with leading researchers in an area of your choosing.

4 College Junior

Majors: Relatively Painless – If I remember correctly, the entire application process was entirely online. A web-based program that allows one to complete a single application but send it to multiple schools, if needed. Then you were able to monitor your application status on this website as well as through an Emory-specific admissions website.

5 College Junior

Majors: CDC Graduate Student Researcher Internship – As a public health graduate student at Emory, every budding epidemiologist wants to get a taste of the epicenter of public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I was fortunate enough to assist a team that was working in exactly the area that I am interested in and in collaboration with my thesis advisor. This experience allowed me to apply and conceptualize the foundational material I had been learning in the classroom.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Great on-Campus...Not So Much Elsewhere – Emory's transportation is great around campus, but to the greater Atlanta area, it lacks. There are Emory Experience Shuttles that run during the weekends, and they used to have buses to the airport for winter break, but other than that there aren't too many options, at least that I know of.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Resourceful Library – The library at my school is beyond what I've experienced before. It provide a multitude of resources from electronic journal and books to more than enough study space. The staff is always friendly, and helpful, going above and beyond to assist me to find particular books. I was never really that student who'd go the library frequently, but with such an experience, I plan to study here as often as possible

2 College Junior

Parking: There is limited parking provided. For a school that as so many students I would expect them to invest in that. If parking is not available in the parking deck behind the school, then you'd have to pay an expensive fee to park at areas like Egleston Children's Hospital.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Practicum Opportnities – My school has provided me with practicum experience in which I also am able to make an income. Being that graduate programs are more intensive than undergraduate ones, it was recommended that I did not acquire a job while in school. So, the fact that I am able to make money while full-filling my practicum requirements, makes me happy that I chose this program.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Tight knit community with professors who teach as well as do research how the major focus for the professors is teaching. Leadership Programs are outstanding. Small campus, get to know everyone; 2 year Associate Degree at the end of the 2 years and prior to moving to Emory University Main Campus.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: If you get accepted, you will get enough funds to attend...only a handful of universities offer that option.

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Emory provides for a very unique and rewarding college experience. With the prestigious and academically rigorous University paired with the entertaining and lively city of Atlanta, your experience at Emory will certainly be a memorable one. You will be forced to work hard during your time at Emory, but you will hopefully see the benefits of this shortly thereafter. Many find Emory's celebrated diversity a blessing as well as a curse, as sometimes the various minorities or student groups become extremely cliquey and exclusive, leaving some students feeling left out. But for most this feeling does not last, and they quickly find their group of friends and people who they truly care about. There is a niche and group for everyone at Emory, but sometimes it can take a while to discover where exactly it is.

While the tuition rates at Emory are some of the highest in the nation, many students look back after a few years and feel that their time at Emory was well spent, literally and figuratively. The school has tons of invaluable resources to offer from the million-dollar facilities to the world-class professors, and your experience is truly what you make of it. The city also has an unlimited amount of opportunities and resources at each student's disposal as well. Both Emory and Atlanta have everything anyone could ask for and more, and until you realize this, you will not be able to fully understand the blessing of attending Emory.

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